Monday, January 26, 2009

Cole's Half Birthday

Since Cole has a summer birthday, he never gets to have his "special day" at school. Last year, his teachers celebrated all the summer birthdays on the last day of school, but that was a little confusing. So his teacher this year suggested that we celebrate his 1/2 birthday. And today, Cole is officially 3 1/2!
I was fully prepared to make some sort of racecar cupcake...but Cole surprised me by saying he wanted something "sharky" for his special snack. Sooooo, I made blue jello cups and submerged gummy sharks into them.

The shark snacks were a hit and Cole enjoyed having some special attention. He's just disappointed he doesn't get presents! Gotta wait until July for those!

A Visit to the Bear Pit

We were in Waco on Sunday afternoon and had some time before meeting my family for dinner, so we pulled into the Baylor campus so I could show the boys around a bit, as they'd only ever seen it from the interstate.

Of course the most exciting thing to see is the bear, and the bear pit has been MUCH improved since I'd last seen it. And the bear showed off for us quite a bit!

Travis had his sketch pad with him and decided to whip off a quick sketch of the bear.

Later, Travis said that he might like to go to college at Baylor someday...Cole said that he might like to go bear hunting someday. That's a perfect illustration of how different the two boys are!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Crazy Hat Day

Travis' school had Crazy Hat Day on Thursday with each student wearing a hat they created. There were 10 categories into which the hats could fit, and Travis and I decided that we'd try for "Most Texan" And I'm proud to say he won his category!

We have a winner!
He's so proud of his $5 gift card to Shakes!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Cole got this little singing deer for Christmas and we hear this EVERYDAY! He looooooves it, so I had to get his "Best Shot" song on video...

(scroll down and pause the blog music so that you can hear)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pile on Daddy!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Handsome Litte Dudes!

No special occasion, just thought the boys looked especially handsome in their sweater vests for church this morning...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Wild boys!

For the last hunting trip of the season, the boys thought it would be fun to have their face painted like Daddy's when he bowhunts. Love these wild boys!!!

Happy New Year!

We rang in the New Year at the cabin with Gran and Pop. It was very low key and low tech. There's not even a clock there, so except for our watches, we wouldn't have really known when it was midnight. Not that any of us stayed up until midnight! We celebrated with the boys' first firework experience...sparklers! We got the extra long variety so that they wouldn't burn their hands. Each boy got to burn three apiece and they were a hit!